Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the
soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy treatment improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved and physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through soft tissue manipulation.

Massage has been a global endeavor; people from around the world contributed to the knowledge base. Over many years new styles have developed as research has shown the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

Today massage therapists are trained healthcare professionals specializing in soft tissue assessment and treatment to help individuals take an active role in being healthy and adopting practices that enhance health.

Craniosacral Therapy

A scientifically proven form of body work that uses the rhythm of another body system to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort. The craniosacral system consists of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.

Craniosacral is a gentle method of detection and correction to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.

Myo-Fascial Release

Fascia is a thin sheath-like layer of connective tissue that surrounds everything in the body creating a three dimensional, interconnecting living body suit. Injury, trauma and/or years of improper posture can cause the fascial layers to become dehydrated and adherent to one another. This in turn limits segmental movement of the body causing less space for the body to breath, grow and repair. This places stress on other soft tissues which begin to compensate resulting in increased pain and decreased function.

Myo-facial release is a dry massage technique used to remove restrictions within the superficial to deep fascial sleeves and is performed with light to deep pressure.

Craniosacral information used courtesy of Upledger Institute Inc. © 2005